Spring in Mariupol

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When the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was besieged in the spring of 2022, the Italian journalist Maurizio Vezzosi was a remarkable eye-witness to the siege. Following the advance of the Russian troops, he was at times the only Western journalist reporting from inside the city, choosing to witness until the end, what should become one of the most significant and cruel episodes of the war in Ukraine.

In the streets of a collapsing city, among destroyed buildings and abandoned bodies, in dark basements that became a refuge of salvation, Maurizio meets the suffering population that remained trapped in their city. The people’s words signify their proud resistance to death, in the midst of the crossfire.


Previous works by the director and production company (selection):

Ethbet! co-produced by France Télévisions, BBC Arabic, RTBF
Strange Fish broadcasted by Rai3, France 3, TG4, 2M...
The Last Cathedral broadcasted by SVT, HRT.

Small Boss Productions
Directed by: 
Matteo Ferrarini
Italian / English Subtitles